Executive Director – Queens Daycare

Queens Daycare Association

Lisenced Daycare Facility

Job Start Date: As soon as possbile (December 2)

The Queens Daycare Association is looking for an enthusiastic professional to lead the strategic vision and organizational objectives of the daycare. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the daycare facilities and staff.  If you have strong leadership, management, organization and communication skills we’d love to hear from you!

Prior experience working in a Licensed Daycare facility is not required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Human Resources – determining staffing needs, motivating and supervising employees, evaluating employee performance, conducting staff meetings
  • Financial – preparing and monitoring budget, managing revenue and expenditures
  • Equipment and Facilities – ensuring a safe and healthy environment, managing facilities and site repair
  • Family and Community Relations – creating a family-friendly environment, establishing and maintaining links with the community
  • Governance – working with the Board of Directors to guide strategic vision and operational plan, participates in organizational policy development, strategic and business planning
Other Requirements :

Education, Qualifications and Professional Certifications:

  • Degree, diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Nova Scotia Child Abuse Register Check
  • Vulnerable Sector Check


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a relevant and acceptable business management and organizational leadership position or equivalent.

Specialized Knowledge:

Relevant legislation includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Fire Inspection
  • Employment Standards Act of Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, including WHMIS
  • Nova Scotia Daycare Act and Regulations

Skills and Abilities:

  • People leadership and human resource management skills - recruitment and selection, performance and attendance management, labour and employee relations
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office suite, accounting software
  • Financial management skills including budgeting, cash flow management, A/R, A/P, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communications, interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, time management, organizational abilities

Personal Characteristics:

  • Proactive, flexible, patient, prompt and reliable attendance at work
  • Diplomatic, professional, neat and appropriate personal appearance and attire
  • Creative, enthusiastic

 Working Conditions:

  • Working in a noisy and busy environment with regular interruptions requiring the ability to change priorities quickly and tolerate stress
  • Regular business hours with some requirement for evening and weekend work
  • Travel is required, as is use of a reliable, personal vehicle

 Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting to 60 lbs
  • Exposure to illness
Salary Range: $45,000 - $52,000 per year
    Salary Includes:
  • Benefits
    Essential Skills:
  • Reading
  • Working with Others
  • Document Use
  • Communications Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Continuous Learning
  • Computer Skills
    Soft Skills:
  • Motivation
  • Attitude
  • Accountability
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Presentation
  • Team Work
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to - scottrchristian@gmail.com

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